Andrew Muirhead win airline leather orders8 March 2012
Andrew Muirhead & Son, a subsidiary of Scottish Leather Group and the UK’s largest manufacturer of quality upholstery and sustainable Low Carbon Leather, have recently been appointed to supply leather within Air China, China Eastern and Lan Chile aircraft.
Both Air China and China Eastern airways have specified Andrew Muirhead second-generation Voyager leather for their first class cabins. The made-to-order leather is 30% lighter, whilst still a full 1mm in thickness and vitally, still 100% genuine leather – not reconstituted. With greater elasticity than standard leather, it allows for more flexible use.
The second-generation Voyager leather is seen as a huge benefit to the aviation industry, where the reduction in weight helps to reduce the amount of energy and fuel used – hugely important in this highly competitive sector. In total control of the manufacturing process, Andrew Muirhead ensures that all parts of the supply chain work together to meet strict timescales and high volume demand.
Accordingly, Lan Chile, the flag carrier of Chile and one of the largest airlines in Latin America, recently specified Andrew Muirhead leather for its new Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft.
Due to come into service in the second quarter of 2012, this aircraft will expand services between South America, Washington DC and London.
Archie Browning, Sales Director, Andrew Muirhead & Son commented: ‘The Voyager leather specified for these large scale international contracts is high performance as well as environmentally friendly – extremely durable and superior quality. On projects such as this, our ability to cater to any need combined with our track record in innovation has further consolidated our position as an industry leader.’